Ricardo Escobar

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rescobar@dlapiper.pe

Professional Experience

Ricardo Escobar advises local and international clients in financing transactions and projects. He has represented lenders, funds and sponsors in numerous projects in Latin America. His experience covers sectors such as infrastructure, energy, financial services, agribusiness, mining, oil & gas, telecom and education. He also represents international and local companies in the implementation of their businesses and projects in Peru.

He has advised the concessionaire of the biggest infrastructure project in Peru, a gas pipeline to be built in the southern part of the country; constantly advised several key development finance institutions with leading presence in the LatAm region, and participated in several merger and acquisition transactions in the oil, energy, mining and retail sectors.

Ricardo has been a Senior Counsel at Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF), a Senior Associate at Anzola, Bóveda, Raffalli y Rodríguez, a Foreign Associate at Whitman & Ransom (New York), and an Associate at Rodriguez & Mendoza.

Credentials

Education

Universidad Andrés Bello de Caracas, Venezuela (1989) - Title revalidated by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – PUCP (2001).

Specialization Studies

Institute of Superior Management Studies de Caracas, Venezuela (1995) - Master’s degree and specialization in Finance.
Boston University (1992) - LLM Banking and Finance.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1991) - LLM.

Recognitions

Ricardo has been recognized as a leading practitioner in project finance by the most prestigious international legal publications, including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer, “Who’s Who Legal”, among others.
Recognized by Leaders League as an "excellent" referee in the most recent list of law firms that excel in the Peruvian market.

Memberships

Lima Bar Association.

Other Charges and Distinctions

Consultant in Washington D.C. of the Legal Department of the Inter American Development Bank, focused on the development of projects with sovereign guarantees in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Caribbean countries.
Referee of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima.

Languages

English.
Spanish.
Portuguese.